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INSIGHTS MOCK TEST-13 HISTORY BONUS QUESTIONS

1. Consider the following statements:


Assertion (A): The Plight of workers took centre stage immediately after the
formation of Indian National Congress amongst the national leaders.
Reason (R): The Indian National Congress espoused the cause of every section of
society since its formation.
In the context of the above two statements, which of these is true?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation for A.


Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation for A.
Both A and R are incorrect.
A is correct but R is incorrect.

2. Consider the following statements:


1. The first organized labour strike in India was organized against an Indian
owned company.
2. The labour movement in India died down after the Swadeshi movement
as partition of Bengal became the immediate concern.
Which of these is/are true?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Only 1
Only 2
Both
None of the above

3. Consider the following statements:


1. Workers agitation for better working conditions was restricted to North
India only.
2. The working class was not involved in nationalist politics and movements
like Non-cooperation movement.

Which of these is/are true?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
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d. None of the above

4. Which of these personalities have never been associated with the All India
Trade Union Congress (AITUC) in the capacity of its President?
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru
2. C.F. Andrews
3. C. R. Das
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. Only 2
d. None of the above

5. Consider the following statements:


1. The first call for a countrywide general strike by workers was taken only
in the Civil Disobedience Movement.
2. Public Safety Act and Trade Disputes Act enacted post coming of Simon
commission were aimed at the welfare of the workers class in India.

Which of these is/are true?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

6. Which of the following can NOT be possibly inferred from Gandhis principle
of trusteeship concerning the labour class in India?
1.
2.
3.
4.

Workers are the true owner of industries.


The capitalists are the trustee of workers.
No one but only the supreme God owns all, including the industries.
The interest of the workers is always to be protected by the capitalist.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:


a. Only 3
b. 3 and 4
c. Only 1
d. 2 and 3

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7. Which of the following was NOT an objective of the Gurudwara Reform?


1. Freeing the Gurudwaras and all temples from the control of Mahants.
2. Handing over the control of the Gurudwaras and temples to the
government.
3. Handing over the management of the Gurudwaras to the local devotees.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. None of the above

8. Consider the following statements:


1. The non-cooperation movement had no connection whatsoever to the
Gurudwara reform movement.
2. The organizers of the Gurudwara reform movement adopted non-violence
as its creed.
Which of these is/are true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

9. Which of the following was/were NOT a part of the resolution passed by the
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) after the Nankana
Tragedy in 1921?
1. Substitution of the Panchayats for the British courts of law.
2. Boycott of foreign goods and intoxicating liquor.
3. Censuring Non-cooperation movement.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. Only 3

10. Consider the following statements about the Temple entry movement:
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1. The objective behind the Temple entry movement was to give the then
untouchables access to all Hindu temples in India.
2. Temple entry movements did not meet with any success in the Princely
states of India.

Which of these is/are true?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

11. Consider the following statements:


Assertion (A): C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru quit the INC and formed a new Swaraj
party in 1923.
Reason (R): There were major differences within the Indian National Congress (INC)
over participating in the legislative councils and fighting elections.
In the context of the above two statements, which of these is true?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation for A.


Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation for A.
Both A and R are incorrect.
A is correct but R is incorrect.

12. Consider the following statements:


1. The swarajists (swaraj party) objective behind entering the legislative
councils was to use them as an arena for political struggle.
2. The popularly known no-changers opposed council entry mainly on the
ground that parliamentary work would lead to the neglect of constructive
work amongst the masses.

Which of these is/are true?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

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13. Consider the following statements:
1. Gandhi never endorsed the council-entry programme officially.
2. The swarajists were able to enjoy a majority in the Central provinces in the
elections of 1923 thus fulfilling their goal of council entry.
Which of these is/are true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

14. Consider the following statements:


1. The demand for a new constitution was passed in the Central Legislative
assembly only after 1945 Cripps Proposal.
2. The Swaraj Part supported and favoured the reform act of 1919.
Which of these is/are true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

15. Consider the following statements about revolutionary terrorist politics in


India:
1. Nearly all the major leaders in this category actively participated in the
non-violent non-cooperation movement.
2. Russian revolution and ideologies like Marxism possibly influenced such
kind of politics in India.
Which of these is/are true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

16. Consider the following statements about the orientation and objectives of
revolutionary terrorism in India by leaders like Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev:
1. The movement did not espouse any social cause and was only focused on
achieving freedom for India.
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2. The movement had deep religious roots and other religions except
Hinduism were totally excluded from it.
Which of these is/are true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None of the above

17. Consider the following statements:


Assertion (A): Bhagat Singh later in his life lost faith in terrorist ideas and believed
that only mass mobilization can free India.
Reason (R): He understood the futility of Marxist ideology as far as Indian freedom
struggle was concerned.
In the context of the above two statements, which of these is true?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation for A.


Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation for A.
Both A and R are incorrect.
A is correct but R is incorrect.

18. Which of the following formed a part of the Nehru Report 1928?
1. A dominion status for India.
2. Principle of Communally separate electorates.
3. Universal Adult Suffrage
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
19. Which of the following formed part of Gandhis constructive programme
during the late 1920s?
1. Promotion of Khadi
2. Promoting Hindu-Muslim unity
3. Removal of untouchability
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
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a.
b.
c.
d.

1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above

20. Consider the following statements about the Civil Disobedience Movement
and the beginner of it - the Dandi March:
1. The objective of the Dandi march was to repeal the oppressive Salt act.
2. Women participated in large numbers in the Civil Disobedience
movement.
3. Gandhis defiance of salt law initiated its defiance all over the country.
Which of these is/are true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
21. Consider the following statements about the spread and impact of the Civil
Disobedience movement:
1. Tribals also participated in the movement by defying forest laws.
2. The movement did not spread to urban areas and remained confined to
rural areas only.
3. Indian National Congress the chief political organization then - was
declared illegal immediately after this movement started.
Which of these is/are true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. None of the options
22. Which of the following was included in the Gandhi- Irwin Pact 1931:
1. Immediate release of all political prisoners not convicted for violence.
2. Conditional return of confiscated land by the government.
3. Right to peaceful and non-aggressive picketing.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a.
b.
c.
d.

1 and 2
2 and 3
1 and 3
All of the above

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23. The Karachi session of the Congress defined the concept of swaraj and
became memorable for such a resolution. Which of the following was/were a
part of that swaraj resolution?
1.
2.
3.
4.

Basic civil rights of free speech


Neutrality of the Indian state in regard to all religions
Free and compulsory primary education
State ownership or control of key industries

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:


a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. All of the above
24. Which of the following communities were favoured by the Communal award
of 1932?
1. Muslims
2. Sikhs
3. Scheduled castes (Depressed classes then)
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above
25. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): Gandhi did not only advocate eradicating untouchability but also
promoted inter-caste marriages and inter-caste dining.
Reason (R): Gandhi spoke in favour of abolishing the caste system altogether
prevailing in India. He found that it had no basis of classification.
In the context of the above two statements, which of these is true?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation for A.


Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation for A.
Both A and R are incorrect.
A is correct but R is incorrect.

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